Sunday, April 25, 2010

God Always Has a Plan

"Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things." (Matthew 6:31-32 NKJV) Have you ever received a big refund or come into money, thinking it was nice to be a little ahead for a change...only to have something break down immediately afterwards??? Or thought you needed something only to have it suddenly, and unexpectedly, received it as a gift. God ALWAYS has a plan and that money wasn't a was the money God provided to help cover that unexpected expense. Or, that was an angel on earth providing for you. God knows what our needs are, even before we do, and has already worked out how He's going to provide for them. God takes care of ALL our needs! We need to have faith, trust that everything will be okay no matter what, and BELIEVE...because God is already on it and it WILL be okay. Love, Beau

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Only God Knows

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." (Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV) Only God knows what His purpose and plan is for your life. Some false prophets and preachers might preach the "hell, fire, and brimstone" version of God, but that is NOT God's way. God's way is one of of peace, love, and hope. God WANTS us to be at peace, with ourselves and with each other, and He wants us to be successful and thrive. He does not want to condemn us for our sins. That is why Jesus died on the cross in our place. In addition, we live through God's GRACE and love for us, not solely based on what we do. It's not enough that we do and be good, but we have to seek God's forgiveness and grace. Finally, it's a very bad idea to try to outthink, outsmart, or second guess God. Only He knows how he thinks and feels. That is why it's ALWAYS a good idea to follow his direction and ways. He can see things we can't. And, God only wants the best for us! Love, Beau

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Fearing God

"And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and to love Him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul," (Deuteronomy 10:12 NKJV) Fearing God in The Holy Bible is not how it sounds. It does not mean being scared of God. The ancient word for fear actually translates to reverence, a deep respect and feeling of awe. That is usually a good feeling and not a scary, bad feeling. It is one used for someone you usually honor. So, when you "fear" God, you are actually showing him deep respect and awe...not running for your live, ducking, or going into hiding. We show this in actions by "walking in His ways, loving and serving him with all your heart and soul." So fear God and serve Him! Love, Beau

Sunday, April 4, 2010

He Is RISEN!! -- A Prophecy Fulfilled

"And it will be for a sign and for a witness to the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt; for they will cry to the LORD because of the oppressors, and He will send them a Savior and a Mighty One, and He will deliver them.... But Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping, and as she wept she stooped down and looked into the tomb. And she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. Then they said to her, 'Woman, why are you weeping?' She said to them, 'Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.' Now when she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, 'Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?' She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, 'Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid Him, and I will take Him away.' Jesus said to her, 'Mary!' She turned and said to Him, 'Rabboni!' (which is to say, Teacher). Jesus said to her 'Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.' Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that He had spoken these things to her." (Isaih 19:20; John 20:11-18 NKJV) Thousands of years it was prophecied that a savior would come and deliver those on earth. Enter Jesus, the son of God, son of Mary and Joseph. Jesus came, was tortured, crucified and buried. He took upon Himself the sins of the world so that we could live. Jesus died in our place. The good news, too, is that Jesus conquered death. On the third day He had risen and was alive! A prophecy had been fulfilled! Because of His sacrifice, and conquering death, we are freed from sin and the consequence of death. We are freed and will live forever! Jesus reigns! Allelulia!! Amen! Love, Beau